UGA recognized for atmospheric sciences
UGA was elected to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, recognition of its growing reputation in atmospheric and related science. The nonprofit consortium of North American research universities manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research on behalf of the National Science Foundation and fosters basic and applied research, outreach and education in the atmospheric, oceanic, space and related sciences. UGA is the 78th member of UCAR, which was founded in 1960. Universities invited to join UCAR must demonstrate continuing commitment to programs of study and research in atmospheric sciences as well as a commitment to active participation in UCAR activities. The UGA Atmospheric Sciences program addresses the needs of students interested in studying meteorology or climate science. Certificate programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels have been offered since 2000.